Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) & Tubal Evaluation

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What Is a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a simple radiological technique that is used to undertake a tubal evaluation by assessing the shape and size of the uterine cavity and the patency of the fallopian tubes. It begins with the infusion of an opaque dye into the cervical canal via an instrument. This dye eventually permeates into the uterus and the fallopian tubes, accentuating blockages in the fallopian tubes by staying concentrated in a specific region. The procedure is usually undertaken in the window between the sixth and tenth day of the menstrual cycle.

Why Choose a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is commonly performed to examine women for whom natural conception is proving to be a challenge.

Patency of Fallopian Tubes

Through an HSG, your doctor can view the structure of your uterus, and also explore the patency of your fallopian tubes. If there is any tubal obstruction or uterine scarring, your fertility consultant will design a suitable treatment solution for you, to augment your chances of conceiving a baby.

Recurrent Miscarriages

If you have experienced repeated miscarriages, it is possible that they have been caused by inherent or acquired inconsistencies of the uterus. An HSG can help in ascertaining the presence of tumours, adhesions and fibroids, which are all hindrances to fertility.

Is a Hysterosalpingogram Right for Me?

If you have been experiencing difficulty conceiving, it is possible that your body may be telling you something. For some women, infertility is caused by a tubal blockage, meaning that a fresh egg can never make its way down the fallopian tube. Thus, the egg stops short of reaching the uterus, ending its chances of meeting a potential sperm. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) can determine whether a tubal blockage exists, and if so, how you can overcome it.

What Are the Steps of a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a smooth and short procedure that usually lasts no longer than half an hour.

1

Cannula Placement

To begin with, a small cylindrical tool, called a speculum, is gently inserted into the vagina to dilate it. Then, a cannula is placed inside the cervical canal.

2

Release of Contrast Dye

Once the cannula is in place, the speculum is removed, and a fluoroscopy camera is activated. Slowly, a contrast dye is released through the catheter into the vaginal canal. The dye then glides up to the uterine cavity, fallopian tubes and peritoneal cavity.

3

Digital Imagery

The dye projects a deep contrast to the light-hued organs in the abdominal cavity. Fluoroscopic images of the abdominal region are then captured digitally for examination. If your doctor detects an abnormality, your procedure may be extended so that a delayed image of the spread can be taken. Based on the problem, your fertility consultant will suggest a tailor-made treatment for you.

What Are the Risks of a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) procedure presents minor risks, although the merits of the routine outbalance the drawbacks.

Exposure to Radiation

There are theories that prolonged periods of radiation can act as a catalyst for cancer. However, on Cloudnine, our HSG routines are gentle and measured, allowing for a diagnosis while keeping the risk of radiation at bay.

Exacerbation of Infections

If you have previously been diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disorder or a sexually transmitted disease, an HSG could exacerbate your condition. Be sure to detail your medical history to your fertility specialist, so that a customised treatment plan can be drawn out for you.

TESTIMONIALS

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We Were Thrilled With the Services Provided on Cloudnine

The ever-smiling Dr. Manju Nair is an excellent fertility specialist, not to mention, extremely polite and courteous. We were thrilled with the services provided to us by her and the team of nurses. The entire treatment process was seamless and we are now blessed with a baby girl! We would like to thank everyone who made our journey on Cloudnine so wonderful!

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We Are Grateful to Dr. Manju Nair for Our Little Miracle!

We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire team at Cloudnine Fertility from the bottom of our hearts. The staff members extended their absolute support and guided us throughout our journey. It was our life’s best experience! We are extremely grateful to Dr. Nair for our little miracle!

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Our IUI Was Successful, Thanks to Dr. Manju Nair

We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Manju Nair at the Cloudnine Fertility Clinic. We underwent an intrauterine insemination (IUI), and Dr. Nair and the entire support staff were very friendly, proactive and understanding at every stage. They took extremely good care of us. The IUI proved successful, and we were finally pregnant by the grace of God and Dr. Manju Nair’s expert treatment – a life update we had been eagerly awaiting. Our gratitude knows no bounds and we would like to thank each person involved in making our journey memorable.

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‘Hope Is Born Here’ is an Understatement for Cloudnine

If you ask me, ‘Hope Is Born Here’ is an inadequate tagline for Cloudnine. Dr. Manju Nair turned out to be my angel. She restored my happiness and I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart. May God bless her, always!

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Dr. Manju Nair’s Efforts Were Truly Commendable

Our journey on Cloudnine started through Dr. Jyotshna Madan, who led us to Dr. Manju Nair. At the time, we were struggling with infertility, and Dr. Nair took care to give us a detailed diagnosis, and an explanation of each procedure during our visits. The way she lent her complete support and motivated us along the way was truly commendable. Additionally, she was easily reachable and this was vital for us during our journey. Apart from the treatment itself, the atmosphere on Cloudnine was amazing, as was the hospitality. We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire Cloudnine team for everything they have done for us!

 

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Dr. Manju Nair Restored Hope and Positivity in My Life

I want to thank Dr. Manju Nair for everything; for bringing positivity into my life. She has restored hope in me and brightened my days, thanks to her successful treatment. She deserves a warm hug and a massive thanks. In addition, I had a lovely experience with the staff on Cloudnine.

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My Quick Journey to Conception Is Testament to Dr. Manju Nair’s Treatment Approach

Dr. Manju Nair is an excellent doctor. She made us feel at ease throughout, and allowed us to freely communicate all our problems. Her treatment approach was awesome, and the fact that I conceived so soon after meeting her is testament to that fact.

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We Are Grateful to Dr. Manju Nair for Our Little Miracle!

We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire team at Cloudnine Fertility from the bottom of our hearts. The staff members extended their absolute support and guided us throughout our journey. It was our life’s best experience! We are extremely grateful to Dr. Nair for our little miracle!

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When I Look Back on Our Fertility Struggle, I Wish We Had Met Dr. Manju Nair Sooner

My wife and I had been trying for a baby for almost three years, having consulted at least 3-4 renowned doctors in Bangalore without any success. After two failed intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles, we were advised a surgical scan. However, we were wary of going under the knife as part of a diagnostic procedure, and decided against it. Shortly afterwards, we met Dr. Manju Nair on Cloudnine, and we were pleased with our first interaction. She tried to understand our history, the tests done so far, and took note of all our past consultations. Then, she recommended some additional tests for my wife and referred me to an andrologist. Once she had our reports, she was able to pinpoint the problem within a few short weeks. Based on the findings, Dr. Nair communicated the most advisable treatment, and left the final decision to us. Given my sperm morphology, the options were limited – it was either surgery for me, or in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The surgical scan we had been recommended at our previous clinic wasn’t required at all. We went for IVF as per Dr. Nair’s suggestion and the procedure was a success. We were amazed when the pregnancy test showed positive. Today, our baby is almost four months old.

We really valued Dr. Nair’s friendliness, approachability, positivity and tell-it-like-it-is attitude. She boosted our confidence, gave us hope, yet, never made any false promises. We always came back feeling good after every consultation. I would definitely recommend Dr. Manju Nair to anyone struggling to conceive. She is the finest doctor we have ever met and we wish her continued success in the future.

When I look back on our fertility struggle of almost 3 years – visiting different doctors, waiting in long queues and undergoing numerous scans – I only wish we had met Dr. Nair sooner.

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My Experience on Cloudnine Was Seamless

As my fertility specialist, Dr. Manju Nair was cordial, understanding and super helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor for consultation! Also, I really appreciated the staff and nurses, who were kind and attentive to all my questions. I only have good things to say about my experience here! Keep up the good work!

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